Monday, August 27, 2007

Swatching


I swatched with the Knit Picks Swish DK, and I got perfect gauge, but I'm not in love with the 'nutmeg' instead of 'mustard' substitute. I think all the other colors work great, but that one doesn't transition like the Gems colors do. I could substitute KP's 'pale lemon.' I'll let you know how THAT goes. Sigh.

These colors remind me of my mom's old Tupperware. LOL

6 comments:

Knittymuggins said...

I don't think it looks so bad! But lemon (or maybe cream?) might make the design "pop" a little more. I hope you'll show us another swatch though - it was exciting to see your first one! Better luck the second time around :)

Jennifer said...

I agree, those other colors do look great and hope to see a swatch that includes the lemon!

Robin said...

Look at you with the fair isle swatch!! Overachiever! I like Maryanne's suggestion about the cream color (but lemon would look good too.)

Twin_number2 said...

I love the swatch. I have to admit that I ordered blue yarn instead of green yarn. I hope I like it. I can't wait until my yarn arrives. It should be here tomorrow.

Jenny said...

Thanks, guys! Twin, I actually thought about buying blues/purples/pinks for the top, but I wimped out at the last minute.

rarabecca said...

hey what needle size did you use for this to get perfect gauge? I am getting 6 st/in :( but I feel if I go down one more it is going to be really hard to knit. Are the stitches really tight for you?